Treasures, Treasuries, and Thoughts

I swore I would never do a blog! So much for swearing. I didn't think that I would have much to say or share. I was wrong! I have been so blessed with a wonderful family, loyal friends, sharing colleagues, and the support from so many that I will never run out of topics to write about.

I have opened an on-line store at a place called Etsy (rhymes with Betsy). The items on the left are available for purchase there. These will change from week to week to show you my latest creations. The link to the store is in the upper left corner of this page.

I also have items for sale listed on Art Fire. The link to my Art Fire Studio is

I hope you will visit this blog, my Flickr page ( and my Etsy and/or Art Fire stores often. (

So come along on my Trail of Treasures! It will be a Spirit Journey for me and I invite you to join me on the trip.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Native American Beaded Bracelet (Serenity Series The Sky Is The Limit) : jstinson - ArtFire Jewelry

Native American Beaded Bracelet (Serenity Series The Sky Is The Limit) : jstinson - ArtFire Jewelry

This "serentity bracelet" has been a popular item and it can be custom made with symbolic gemstones of your choosing.

This "Serenity Bracelet" is so named as it is meant to bring you serentity on particularily stressful days.

Native Americans perform a purifying ceremony called "smudging". Sage, cedar, lemon grass or other botanicals of choice are burned in a prayer bowl or abalone shell. Feathers are used to waft the smoke around to remove negative energy.

The prayer box on the bracelet is where you actually or mentally place a problem, totem, stone, or treasure to represent your thoughts and prayers. The hinged box opens to receive small items.

The bracelet is wrapped around the wrist and is worn so that the gold toned feathers and prayer box rest on top of the hand. As you journey throughout the day, when the box and feathers move on your hand, you are reminded of your thoughts and prayers by the box and negative energy is removed by the feathers.

Since the bracelet is done on a continuous piece of "memory wire", it should comfortably fit wrists from 6 1/2 to 8 inches...maybe more.

Stones and Symbolism for "Sky Is The Limit Serenity Bracelet"

Turquoise...The "Sky" stone of Native Americans (Note: the stones used in this bracelet represent turquoise but are actually howlite)

Citrine...The stone of the mind. Citrine is known as the lucky "Merchants Stone" and is said to help one sell. It is also used by healers to: increase self esteem, protect from someone else's abuse thoughts or deeds, open the mind to new thoughts and promote clarity of thought

Topaz is identified as one of 12 gemstones in the breastplate of the High Priest in the book of Exodus and is sacred to the twelve angels that guard the gates to Paradise. It is said to encourage self realization and confidence

Mvto and Wa-do' (That is Thank You in Creek and Cherokee) for viewing. Joni Stinson, Creek-Cherokee


Dayna said...

nice looking one Joni. Mine are still wering beautifully.

jstinson said...

Thanks Dayna! You are a terrific supporter of my work and I do appreciate it!